A photographer’s studio on the river bank

CASE-REAL designed a wooden hut in Chiba, Japan, for a photographer that wanted the sound of the river in every room of the house.

CASE-REAL, House in Higashi Ohwada, Chiba, Japan, 2017

Koichi Futatusmata and Yuki Onita from Japanese architecture firm CASE-REAL designed a wooden hut at the bottom of a bamboo forest, on a river in Chiba, Japan. The owner, a photographer, wanted a place where to constantly hear the natural sound of the river. This request led to a design that enhances the sound and view of the river in every room of the house.

The house is distributed over two floors, with the living space on the ground floor and the photographer’s studio on the top floor. The two areas are linked by a double-height space that brings the nature in. The living room has been stretched outwards thanks to an outdoor deck, while the whole building blends with the surrounding landscape thanks to its wooden paneling.

House in Higashi Ohwada
Single family house
Chiba, Japan
Koichi Futatusmata, Yuki Onita
Main contractor:
Tatsuki Nakamura (BRANCH lighting design)
Site area:
562 sqm
Built area:
91 sqm
Floor area:
135 sqm

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